Italy - Strike at EON Italy results in government commitments - March 26, 2011

On 25 March, the three main union federations organised a four-hour national stoppage in the EON energy company. The strike was in protest at the company’s failure to discuss its long-term strategy and ensure, what the unions argue, would be adequate investments to protect employment in the company. According to union information about 80% of the workforce took part in the stoppage. On the same day as the strike, a union delegation met with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, and won two important commitments: first, there will be a ministerial forum set up to deal with the current dispute, and secondly, the government will establish a permanent forum for consultation on the entire electricity sector to monitor and find solutions to the problems facing Italy, giving effect to the joint notice clauses included in recently signed new contracts.

Italian: http://www.filctemcgil.it/index.php?option=com_flexi ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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